July 14, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Daniels - Free Access

Robert Bruce (Bobby) Daniels, 50, of Campbell died July 17, 2011 at the VA hospital in Birmingham. More...

Furrow - Free Access

Betty Jean Furrow, 71, of Thomasville, and a former resident of Millbrook, died July 13, 2011 in a Mobile hospital with her family by her side. She was retired from Sylvest. More...

Other Clarke County RR suits

Mickey Stepp, of Jones, Ala., is suing Norfolk-Southern and Mitchell Welding in Clarke County Circuit Court for $10 million for injuries and other damages he alleges he suffered when the train he was a conductor caught fire and burned on a burning tr More...

Clarke’s post offices dodge closing bullets

While a handful of post offices in southwest Alabama have been announced as closing as the U.S. Postal Service attempts to combat billions in losses, Clarke County facilities are so far escaping the ax. More...

Special Sections

Community

Phonies and fakes, the next wave

They’ll be coming out of the woodwork now, after that magnificent covert raid by Navy SEALs on Osama bin Laden’s compound. More...

Fall Festival plans underway

The Jackson Area Chamber of Commerce is preparing for the Annual Fall Festival, celebrating its 29th year. Some of the newest features of the festival will include the Clarke-Mobile Gas BBQ Cook-Off and the Pine City Bass Anglers bass tournament. More...

Four Clarke commissioners going to national convention

Four of Clarke County’s five county commissioners will be attending the National Association of Counties’ (NACo) annual convention in Portland, Oregon next week. More...

Calendar

Community Calendar

Grove Hill Cultural Arts Center will end a KIDS ARTS CAMP @ studio 122 at 122 Main Street in Grove Hill Wednesday, July 20 and Thursday, July 21 from 9 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. The cost will be $30 per child. Snacks will be provided. More...

Church News

Church Notices

Jones Chapel CME Church of Dixons Mills will continue its revival services Thursday, July 14 and end Friday, July 15 at 7 p.m. nightly. Rev. More...

Editorial

Our Opinions

Playing politics as default nears

The political cartoon at right isn’t funny. It isn’t meant to be. This business of a national default on its debts next month is serious. The United States owes some $14 trillion. By law, we can only borrow about that much. More...

Odds and ends

Listening to National Public Radio the other day, we learned that Denver, CO has more medical marijuana dispensaries—over 300—than Starbuck coffee outlets. More...

Gone South

Buffing it at the beach

I arrived at the Gulf Coast and learned right off that things were getting out of hand. A bit. Just down the road from us, a guy was arrested for lewd and lascivious behavior plus indecent exposure. In Seagrove Beach, Fla. More...

Records

Clarke Arrests

Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail during the week of July 5-12 include: Robert Franklin Chaney, 62, drivers license suspended/ revoked, theft by deception second degree, $7,890 bond, arrested by Clarke County Sheriff’s Dept. More...

Clarke County Records

Marriage license applications Franklin David Lewis, to Tiffany Shanique Jones; Thomas Jestin Anderson, to Susan Renee Peters; Alfred Clay Rivers, to Kim Kathleen Lestelle. More...

Schools

A new state school super

It’s unlikely that anyone would write a book about how to cure cancer without talking to a number of oncologists. More...

Howell - Free Access

Vivian Floretta (Weda) Howell, 62, died July 18, 2011 in Grove Hill. She was born Feb. 17, 1949. She was a member of the Cedar Point Baptist Church. She was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star. She was active in the churches auxiliaries. More...

Pearson - Free Access

Bobby Pearson, 73, of Pine Hill died July 12, 2011 at the VA hospital in Montgomery. He was born Oct. 24, 1937 in Pine Hill. He was a member of the Crossroads Community Church. He was a United States Air Force veteran. More...

Bradford - Free Access

Bonnie Maxine Bradford, 78, of Thomasville died July 13, 2011 at Sumter Health and Rehabilitation in York. She was born Dec. 24, 1932 in Clarke County. She was a member of the Liberty Baptist Church. She was a homemaker. More...

Supreme Court overturns nearly $5 million verdict

The Alabama Supreme Court has overturned a jury judgment in favor of a truck driver and a trucking company against Norfolk- Southern Railway for a train-log truck collision at the Walker Springs crossing on Valentine’s Day 2005. More...

Lightning cause of fire?

Lightning may have caused a fire that severely burned the interior of a utility house at the residence of Bobby and Sharon Smith on the Allen Road in the Helwestern community late Tuesday afternoon. More...

Clarke ups rate charged for housing Choctaw jail inmates

The Clarke County Commission voted Tuesday to increase the rate charged for housing Choctaw County jail inmates from $10 a day to $25 a day. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Tucker - Free Access

Wade Wardrict Tucker, 55, of Jackson died July 13, 2011 at Jackson Medical Center. More...

McCorquodale

William Waite Mc- Corquodale, 86, of Jackson died July 8, 2011 at his residence. More...

Turner

Judge Tom W. Turner, 84, of Sunflower died July 7, 2011 at Springhill Memorial Hospital. He was born May 3, 1927. He was a member of Sunflower United Methodist Church. He was a veteran of the United States Army during World War II. More...

Business

Site work on Jackson steel plant behind but progressing

During the Tuesday, July 12 meeting of the Jackson City Council, SET Enterprises Jackson Project Director Dominique Sarno told members of the council that the site work for its new steel slitter plant in the Paul Parham Industrial Park was a little b More...

Sports

Teams headed to state Dixie tournaments

Dixie Belles to play in Troy

The Grove Hill Dixie Belles 13-15-yearold all-stars will be playing in Troy this Friday in the first round of the state tournament. Grove Hill will play East Valley 8:30 p.m. in their first game. With a win they play at 11 a.m. More...

Teams headed to state Dixie tournaments

7& 8-year-olds in Hartselle

The Grove Hill 7 & 8-year-old all-stars will take on Winfield in their first game of the state tournament this Friday in Hartselle. With a win they will play on Saturday at 5 p.m., but a loss will have them playing at 3 p.m. on Saturday. More...

7-on-7 passing camp at Jackson

The Clarke County High School Bulldogs were one of five teams to play in a 7-on-7 passing camp last Thursday in Jackson. The teams, CCHS, JHS,Washington County, Demopolis and Linden, played a round-robin series of games. More...

Lifestyle

Ashton debuts new album on Leno

Ashton Shepherd kicked off her new album launch with a performance on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno Friday, July 8. Ashton performed the title track to her sophomore album, Where Country Grows, which was released July 12. More...

Pizza for all ends summer reading program

The Summer Reading Program at the Grove Hill Public Library finished with a pizza party and prizes for the participants. Jacky Valladares presented the One World, Many Stories Program. More...

Pope-Popp wed in Florida church

Catherine Grace Popp and Brandon Lee Pope were united in marriage at First United Methodist Church in High Springs, Florida on May 21, 2011. More...